Nastro

Nastro

Feb
23

Enrico Castellani Nastro 1963–2016 18kt yellow satin gold brooch and pendant one single band 30 cm long, h.7, w.1.8 cm edition of 10 signed and numbered Nastro (1963–2016) is an exclusive jewel made by Enrico Castellani from 18kt yellow satin gold that can be worn either as a brooch or as a necklace. Enrico Castellani is regarded as one of Italy’s most important living artists. Nastro (1963-2016) is an exclusive wearable art piece made of 18kt yellow satin gold. This wearable sculpture relates to the artist’s poetical engagement with the manipulation of surfaces and light, which is evident here in the elegant bending of a single gold strip into an intriguing anthropomorphic shape. Nastro has also a special meaning in Castellani’s personal life, as it was first specially made in 1963 as a gift for his partner at the time, a symbol of love that she has kept with her ever since. The piece embodies a more unconventional aesthetic than Superficie, a jewellery collaboration between Cipriani and Castellani realised in 2012, which exhibits the artist’s characteristic relief surfaces as seen in the Castellani celebrated series of work Superficie Nera (1959).  

The fly

Jan
14

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov The Fly 2010 18Kt yellow gold, emeralds, diamonds, peridot and fire enamel necklace edition of 10 signed and numbered “The Fly is for us a symbol of freedom. It can go anywhere, be everywhere and we don’t even notice its presence, because she is so insignificant. Nobody can control the fly, even in totalitarian state, where everybody’s life and movements can be limited and controlled, the fly is free.”  – Ilya Kabakov The Fly wearable art project was first designed by Ilya Kabakov in 1992 and originally conceived as a present for his wife Emilia. However, it remained unrealised until 2010, when Elisabetta Cipriani encouraged the artist to finally bring it to life. The fly, one of Kabakov’s best known and recurring motifs, encapsulates a dual meaning. On the one hand, it is a metaphor for the smallness and insignificance of the individual against the omnipotence and repression of the Soviet Government. On the other hand, it represents the freedom of the soul, escaped from the earthly bonds of existence. The fly travels everywhere unnoticed, from the most ordinary and humble place to the most elevated and sacred one without distinguishing between them. This concept draws […]

Sassi

Jun
08

Giorgio Vigna Sassi 2015 Copper and oxidised silver magnetic closure necklace 11 stones unique and signed The use of copper for its aesthetic value has been linked since ancient times to the production of jewellery: fine examples are the pieces designed and made by Giorgio Vigna.  All of these wonderful pieces have reference to nature: rocks, pebbles, stones, shelves.  Incredibly light in weight, they become part of your body and naturally adorns it.  Vigna manipulates copper in its multiplicity of variations in colour and oxidation. Over the copper, you’ll find layers of silver, gold, glass forming new forms that tell a story or reveal a new beauty of nature.  Another originality of these pieces, is the presence of strong magnets that substitute the clasp or the needle. The brooches can be used on light fabrics as well as on thick coats and furs. They are also very beautiful as suspended pendants or buckles. 

Sassi

Jun
05

Giorgio Vigna Sassi 2015 Hand-sculpted Murano glass, silver necklace 13 stones unique

Labirinti

Jun
05

Giorgio Vigna Labirinti 2015 Hand-sculpted Murano glass, white gold leaf, oxidised silver necklace 11 stones unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s unique jewellery is the essence of natural elements in their most primitive and primordial state. They are geological adventures of earth and water, fire and wind, light and shadow, which form the basis of the artist’s research. The natural and the artificial, the macrocosm and microcosm meet and collide and are defined through their opposition and contrast. The unique necklaces are made with Murano glass, oxidised copper, silver, and gold leafs.

Sassi

Jun
05

Giorgio Vigna Sassi 2015 Copper gold plated magnetic closure necklace 11 stones unique, signed The use of copper for its aesthetic value has been linked since ancient times to the production of jewellery: fine examples are the pieces designed and made by Giorgio Vigna.  All of these wonderful pieces have reference to nature: rocks, pebbles, stones, shelves.  Incredibly light in weight, they become part of your body and naturally adorns it.  Vigna manipulates copper in its multiplicity of variations in colour and oxidation. Over the copper, you’ll find layers of silver, gold, glass forming new forms that tell a story or reveal a new beauty of nature.  Another originality of these pieces, is the presence of strong magnets that substitute the clasp or the needle. The brooches can be used on light fabrics as well as on thick coats and furs. They are also very beautiful as suspended pendants or buckles. 

Galassia

Jun
05

Giorgio Vigna Galassia 2015 Hand-sculpted Murano glass, white gold leaf, oxidised copper necklace unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s unique jewellery is the essence of natural elements in their most primitive and primordial state. They are geological adventures of earth and water, fire and wind, light and shadow, which form the basis of the artist’s research. The natural and the artificial, the macrocosm and microcosm meet and collide and are defined through their opposition and contrast. The unique necklaces are made with Murano glass, oxidised copper, silver, and gold leafs.

Cosmo

Jun
05

Giorgio Vigna Cosmo 2015 Hand-sculpted Murano light blue and aquamarine glass, yellow gold leaf copper necklace 9 stones unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s unique jewellery is the essence of natural elements in their most primitive and primordial state. They are geological adventures of earth and water, fire and wind, light and shadow, which form the basis of the artist’s research. The natural and the artificial, the macrocosm and microcosm meet and collide and are defined through their opposition and contrast. The unique necklaces are made with Murano glass, oxidised copper, silver, and gold leafs.

Medusa

May
20

Rebecca Horn Medusa 2011 22kt yellow gold and ammonites necklace with 18kt yellow gold handmade chain unique This jewellery project came to life through collaboration between Rebecca Horn and Luisa del Valle, a noted goldsmith living in Spain. After months of research, del Valle sourced rare stones, shells and ammonites to develop the concept of movement and energy central to Horn’s work. Each piece is unique, hand-made and exquisite crafted by del Valle through the ancient Etruscan technique. As a result of their collaboration, this jewellery is a melange of antiquity and contemporaneity, timeless sculptural pieces in the form of rings, bracelets, and necklaces, which are deeply sensual. The spiral shape is present in all of these pieces of jewellery is one of Horn’s most favoured symbols and appears throughout her work.

Cosmo

May
19

Giorgio Vigna Cosmo 2015 Hand-sculpted Murano glass, yellow gold leaf and oxidised silver pendant/ brooch 6.5cm diameter unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s unique jewellery is the essence of natural elements in their most primitive and primordial state. They are geological adventures of earth and water, fire and wind, light and shadow, which form the basis of the artist’s research. The natural and the artificial, the macrocosm and microcosm meet and collide and are defined through their opposition and contrast. The unique necklaces are made with Murano glass, oxidised copper, silver, and gold leafs.